Create semantic trees


Create coherent lists and hierarchies of concepts and terms to ensure consistent indexing in knowledge organisation systems.

Alternative labels

develop a semantic resolution tree
creating semantic trees
create controlled vocabularies, thesauri, taxonomies and ontologies

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Create semantic trees is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Knowledge engineer: Knowledge engineers integrate structured knowledge into computer systems (knowledge bases) in order to solve complex problems normally requiring a high level of human expertise or artificial intelligence methods. They are also responsible for eliciting or extracting knowledge from information sources, maintaining this knowledge, and making it available to the organisation or users. To achieve this, they are aware of knowledge representation and maintenance techniques (rules, frames, semantic nets, ontologies) and use knowledge extraction techniques and tools. They can design and build expert or artificial intelligence systems that use this knowledge.
Archivist: Archivists assess, collect, organise, preserve and provide access to records and archives. Records maintained are in any format, analogue or digital and include several kinds of media (documents, photographs, video and sound recordings, etc.).

Optional skill

Create semantic trees is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Information manager: Information managers are responsible for systems that provide information to people. They assure access to the information in different work environments (public or private) based on theoretical principles and hands-on capabilities in storing, retrieving and communicating information.
Library assistant: Library assistants assist the librarian in the day-to-day activities of the library. They help clients find the materials they need, check out library materials and restock the shelves. 
Librarian: Librarians manage libraries and perform related library services. They manage, collect and develop information resources. They make information available, accessible and discoverable to any kind of user.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022